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obama and mitt romney focused on their plans for the economy, and even had a lengthy debate about keeping obamacare. >> reporter: while the first debate started with a friendly greeting, even a mention of the president's 20th wedding anniversary, mitt romney came out swinging on the economy. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our
polls show the race tightening with romney after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we were talking about this -- he was confident but he was speaking -- confidently. protesters waves signs. >> we aren't funneling drugs to the black marketw. are keeping patients such as myself from having to resort to the black market. >> reporter: early net evening police blocked streets near the hotel where he attended a expensive event. 25 supporters paid $40,000 each for a seat at the round table. on the tarmac. >> i think it's just a wonderful opportunity. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement. >> i think he needs four more years to finish what he started. >> reporter: the days events expected to bring in about four million dollars to his campaign and that is important cash as both of the candidates rachet up their television adds. reporting live in san francisco. heather hoppings. >> more details on the president's night in san francisco. before the conner speech he attended a fundraising dinner for 100 donors. bay area chefs prepared the meal. fish tartare, duck confit and donor
nominee mitt romney who surged in the polls following wednesday's debate arguing unemployment rate should be closer to 11% and the latest data are misleading. >> the reason it's come down is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >>> the labor report cuts into romney's surge. >>> romney had a very strong debate performance but this diminishes it because it takes the attention off the debate and puts the attention on a recovering economy. >> questions raised by prominent romney backer ge executive jack welch put the challenger in a tough spot. >> if he agrees with it, where's the evidence? and if he disagrees with it, once of his principle supporters is problematic. >> set to release one more job's report four days before the november election. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. the rate dropped from 8.1% because the number of people who got jobs soared. biggest monthly jump since 2003. 86,000 more jobs were added in july and august. >>> tonight at 10:30 what we found when we asked people about the economy and whether they've seen an improvement.
mitt romney campaigned in the crucial state of florida today knocking mr. obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you will have an opportunity to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course day laters we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >>> the republican nominee gives a speech on foreign policy in virginia tomorrow. an average of polls by real clear politics shows romney about even with mr. obama in florida and virginia. >> we're saying, put it on the label and let people make choices for themselves. >>> coming up at 10:30, we will look at both sides of a california proposition that could have an impact on american agriculture and the food you feed your family. >>> gas prices all over the state reached record highs today rising another 4-cents just overnight. the average price of a gallon of regular in california is just $4.65. a month ago it was $4.17. a year ago it was $4.67. ann rubin tells us what's behind another gas spike. >> reporter: californians are now paying a record amount. >> i think these
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